Mon, January 26th, 2004, 02:00 AM
So how do you guys feel about "Bangle's decision" to leave BMW? I knew it was only a matter of time, but I have to admit, the 7's and M3's are kinda pretty :nod:
Mon, January 26th, 2004, 08:12 AM
It's a crying shame.
The Z4 is the best roadster I'm seen for ages.
Mon, January 26th, 2004, 08:22 AM
was he fired? or did he leave by his own free will?
wonder where he'll go next
Mon, January 26th, 2004, 12:10 PM
I doubt he was fired. He literally gave the 7-series and M series new life. He helped re-shape the company with his departure from standard BMW car design practices. I bet he was offered $$$$$$$$$$$$$ elsewhere.
Mon, January 26th, 2004, 01:24 PM
I actually read that he was offered a promotion within BMW which yields him powerless as far as design is concerned. Maybe this was BMW's way of nicely saying that he should step aside and let a less contraversial designer take lead.
Mon, January 26th, 2004, 01:31 PM
Good opportunity for another car company to snatch him :)